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Our work covers the responsibilities of the Department for Education, and of the departments of Health, and Work and Pensions. The Children's Plan published in 2007 set out long-term goals to 2020, and performance targets up to 2010. All relevant departments are expected to work together to meet the goals, which address child poverty, health and well-being, and support for families. We have examined a wide range of proposed programmes, which are listed below.

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Client Funds Account – Statutory Child Maintenance Schemes 2013-14

The C&AG has qualified the DWP’s Client Funds Account on the grounds of material errors in the calculations of child maintenance assessments. He has also given an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the outstanding maintenance arrears.

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Published:
17 Dec 2014

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Departmental Overview: A summary of the NAO’s work on the Department for Education 2013-14

This Departmental Overview is one of 15 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Education during 2013-14.

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Published:
17 Dec 2014

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Children in care

The Department for Education is not meeting its objectives to improve the quality of care and the stability of placements for children in care.

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Published:
27 Nov 2014

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Client Funds Account – Statutory Child Maintenance Schemes 2012-13

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has again been unable to give a full sign off to the statutory child maintenance schemes account.

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1 Apr 2014

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Departmental Overview: A summary of the NAO’s work on the Department for Education 2011-12

This Departmental Overview is one of 15 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Education during 2011-12.

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26 Sep 2012

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Departmental overview: A summary of the NAO’s work on the Department for Education 2010-2011

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department.  It summarises our work on the Department for Education during 2010-2011.

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Published:
14 Sep 2011

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Department for Education: The Academies Programme

Many academies are performing impressively in delivering the Academies Programme’s intended improvements. Most academies are achieving greater rates of improvement in academic attainment than their predecessor schools.

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Published:
10 Sep 2010

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Cafcass’s response to increased demand for its services

Although Cafcass could not have predicted the sustained increase in care cases from November 2008, it could have responded more quickly and cost effectively to the large and sustained increase in care cases from local authorities.

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Published:
28 Jul 2010

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Short guide to the NAO’s work on the Department for Education

This short guide is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Education during the last Parliament.

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Published:
30 Jun 2010

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Sure Start children’s centres – Memorandum for the Children, Schools and Families Committee

Sure Start children’s centres – Memorandum for the Children, Schools and Families Committee

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14 Jan 2010

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